Reflexology is an art of healing that involves massages. In it, different spots that are connected to different organs or muscles are massaged to heal or activate a certain organ/muscle. While reflexology has been used to heal our bodies for many years, its role in pet health has been discovered rather recently.
Why are pet owners so excited about the use of pet reflexology? As humans, it doesn’t take us too long to arrive at the cause of a disorder or an illness for ourselves. However, it can be difficult to know how and where your pet is hurting. This is where pet reflexology comes in!
Reflexology is not just corrective in nature, it can also be used as a preventive measure because it has many health benefits for your pet, including the following:
Benefits of Pet Reflexology
If you perform reflexology on your pet, it can help:
- Improve their blood and lymph circulation
- Correct any behavioral issues
- Form a trusting bond between you and your pet
- De-stress and alleviate pain from tensed muscles
- Restore homeostasis, mobility, and flexibility
How to Pet Your Pet
You might find the idea that rubbing or petting your pet can do them some good unusual. However, pet reflexology is much more than just rubbing/petting. Since through this kind of massage, you are restoring homeostasis in your pet’s life, you will need to be more specific with the movements you use. Each movement should consist of a circular motion and be applied by using gentle pressure. Massage your pet’s paws, legs, ankles, and wrists in this way.
Keep in mind that while reflexology will improve your pet’s life, it isn’t a substitute for the veterinarian. Think of it as a supplement that will help prolong the life of your pet, make them happier, pain free and relaxed. 🙂